The European Parliament plenary takes a crucial step towards a fairer food chain in the EU

The Plenary of the European Parliament today ratified in Strasbourg with 428 votes in favor, 170 against and 18 abstentions, the Report approved by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development on unfair commercial practices on 2 October.

The EU brought the consumption of fruits and vegetables and dairy products to more than 30 million children, during the school year 2016/17

During the 2016/17 school year, the EU brought the consumption of fruit and vegetables to more than 12.2 million children in 79,000 schools, through its fruit and vegetable consumption program. Along the same lines of promoting a healthy diet among the European child population, more than 18 million schoolchildren participated in their milk consumption program. Thanks to both initiatives, more than 74,000 tons of fruit and vegetables and more than 285,000 tons of dairy products were distributed to children between the ages of 6 and 10 years.

What model of exploitation should we support in the CAP?

Article of Opinion signed for ECA by the doctor and agronomist, José María García Álvarez, who reflects on the exploitation model that should be prioritized in the CAP

EU: Commission opens a Knowledge Center to boost quality and fight against food fraud

Starting tomorrow, March 13th, the European Commission will put into operation a Knowledge Center on Food Fraud and Food Quality, managed by the Joint Research Center, in response to consumer concerns about the quality of food. food and fraudulent food practices. This new Knowledge Center, a network of experts from within and outside the Commission, will provide support to EU policy makers and national authorities, facilitating access to up-to-date scientific knowledge and the sharing of information on food fraud. and on issues of food quality.

AVA-ASAJA calls for greater commitment from public authorities with innovation, during Hogan's visit to his experimental farm

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has called for greater commitment of public authorities with innovation, key to the future of the agricultural sector, during the visit of the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, to Sinyent, his farm of trials and agricultural experimentation. During the tour Hogan was accompanied, in addition to the dome of AVA-ASAJA, by the president of the European People's Group, Manfred Weber, by the spokesman of the PP in the EU Parliament, Esteban González Pons, by the president of the PPCV, Isabel Bonig, and by a large group of popular MEPs.

Strawberries producers from Spain, France and Italy demand greater control in the repackaging of the productions of other countries

The Hispano-Franco-Italian Contact Group, made up of representatives of strawberry producers from France, Italy and Spain - grouped together in the Producers and Exporters Association of Fresa de Huelva, Freshuelva, integrated in FEPEX, held a meeting end of February to analyze the current campaign and the status of joint work developed in the phytosanitary field. Thus, they have agreed to demand from the respective administrations a greater control of the re-packaging of strawberries from other countries - after highlighting that this fact is occurring with the Moroccan strawberry in Spain or with the German strawberry in France - as well as scrupulous compliance of phytosanitary regulations, guaranteeing consumer safety at all times.

IGP Poma de Girona promotes its market expansion strategy in Berlin

With the aim of consolidating its expansion into new markets, the PGI Poma de Girona has participated in the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin. Thus, of the 80,000 tons of apples covered under this designation of quality, it is exported each year between 25% and 30%. Among the new markets of this product Girona include Israel, Sri Lanka, Canada, Gulf countries and Latin America, where by the fact of being in the southern hemisphere, the apple season starts six months apart.

AVA-ASAJA denounces the passivity of the EU in the face of the proliferation of South African citrus fruits with black spots

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has denounced that the detection on the European borders of South African citrus fruits affected by the dangerous disease of the black spot (Citrus Black Spot) has multiplied sixfold during the 2017 campaign, reaching a total of 24, before the passivity of the European Union. In view of these latest official data, the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has accused Brussels of maintaining a position of clear complicity with South Africa and of seriously undermining the interests of the entire European citrus industry.

Syngenta brings FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 its main innovations in horticulture

Syngenta has deployed in FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 its latest innovations in plant innovation, with which it aims to differentiate itself and become the partner of choice for the entire food chain.

The massive presence of the horticultural sector in FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 consolidates it as a reference fair

The massive presence of the horticultural sector in FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 consolidates this fair as the benchmark in its segment. The professional visitors and exhibitors - more than 77,000 professionals with decision-making power from more than 130 countries - have excellently evaluated their passage through it. After this edition, the eyes are already on CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA, which will take place next May in Shanghai. And a few months later, in September, ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, in the city of Hong Kong.